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Bishop stays. Goodes goes. Abbott is silent. What is wrong with this picture?

July 31, 2015 - 09:52 -- Admin

In case you are still in any doubt about what matters and what doesn’t to the Anglo-Saxon hegemony think on this: white Speaker of the House of Representatives and Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s personal pick Bronwyn Bishop remains in charge of the House, in spite of decades of financial abuse of taxpayer f

The politics of solidarity

July 31, 2015 - 08:30 -- Admin

Solidarity is an idea that is in the foundations of the ALP, writes Tim Curtis, and that means sticking together to fight for the common goals.

This weekend, as did many others I presume, I engaged in some Bill-hating as the ALP conference decided to support a boat-turn-back policy.

Hippie daze in the earth garden

July 30, 2015 - 12:14 -- Admin

When renewable energy meets mud brick, the result is a slight case of Hippie Daze in the Earth Garden, writes Keith Davis.

We bought a block of dirt in the hills behind Goomboorian (Qld). By putt-putting away from Brisbane in our old Kombi we just knew that we were embarking on a self-sustainability adventure of beyond epic proportions. We had absolutely no idea how absolutely right we were about all that. It was a grand case of Hippie Daze in the Earth Garden.

Bishop’s Insincere ”I’m Sorry”

July 30, 2015 - 09:37 -- Admin

Bronwyn Bishop’s gratuitous empty apology to the Australian people on the Alan Jones (where else) program was too little too late. It does nothing for the public’s perception that politicians are openly rorting the system. She has further demeaned the position of Speaker if indeed that is possible. Her bias as Speaker is acknowledged by both sides of the political spectrum, as does all sections of the media.

Ten Questions for Cory Bernardi and Penny Wong

July 30, 2015 - 07:35 -- Admin

Yesterday, along with many others I watched the much anticipated marriage equality debate between Cory Bernardi and Penny Wong.  I found some of the questions from the press gallery quite predictable. I felt the questions did not really challenge what marriage equality may mean for us as we progress as a nation. I have put together ten questions I would have liked to have asked Cory Bernardi and Penny Wong.

Vote For Tony Abbott Because Consistency And Focus Mean Everything And A Cat!

July 29, 2015 - 09:29 -- Admin

Now, there’s one thing I love and that’s consistency. I’m not going to talk about my first wife, or even mention her, but she was extemely inconsistent. She’d say something one day, and then the next day, argue something completely different. I think that if you say something, you should try and make sure that you don’t have an inconsistent position. Not like my first wife, who I’m not going to mention at all.